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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.v18.i11.70
pages 1023-1035

Comprehensive Evaluation of the Antioxidant Potential of Coastal Dune Mushroom Species from the Southwest of France

Lina Smolskaite
Department of Food Science and Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania
Thierry Talou
Universite de Toulouse, Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-Industrielle UMR 1010 INRA/INP-ENSIACET 4 allee Emile Monso, Toulouse, France
Petras Rimantas Venskutonis
Department of Food Science and Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania


Numerous mushroom species are used as food and for medicinal purposes; however, many species that may contain bioactive compounds remain underinvestigated. In this study, the antioxidant properties of extracts sequentially isolated with cyclohexane, dichloromethane, and methanol from 25 costal dune mushroom species collected in the southwestern region of France were evaluated based on their radical scavenging capacity, ferric-reducing antioxidant power, oxygen radical absorbance capacity, and Folin-Ciocalteu−determined total phenolic content. Overall, the antioxidant potential of dried mushrooms was assessed using integrated antioxidant scores. The highest antioxidant capacity values were demonstrated by the Cortinarius infractus, Agaricus coniferarum, A. menieri, and A. freirei species. These results may foster further studies of the selected mushroom species to valorize their nutritional and medicinal properties.

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